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Friday, December 21, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Seven, War; Part Forty-nine, Battle; Chapter Five, Courage

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 355, Friday
December 21st, 2018

Chapter Five: Courage

They were defeated, in shock, bewildered.

The High Priest, a general, and a few soldiers were all that remained of the rebels from of the Imperial armada, as they walked slowly across the surface of the alien world and wound their way to the access nodes of the Continuum.

The most composed among them was the priest, watching his companions, listening to them talk to one another about things that no soldier should have known.

All of them accept the priest, were members of Observer Corps. They had never walked the surface of HomeWorld, no living beings had, but they knew where they were going, and what they were looking for.

They also knew that the attacks against their party were over. The artificial gravity, the envelope of oxygen, the protective layer of heat and warmth that surrounded them spoke to this.

Whatever power was in command of HomeWorld wanted them there, had some purpose for them being there.

They were ready to talk with that being.

They looked about themselves and saw the phalanx of mechanoids flanking them on their route, and each of the Observers had no other desire than to have their consciousness housed in one of those powerful vehicles.

Instead they were stuck in their fragile human bodies.  

The General opened the control panels, and probed the communication lines that should have given them access to the Continuum.

They were met with silence.

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